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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Oil pump and pan repair suggestions.

So you will know, the pan appears to be a late 31 with the hex bung. These pans are pretty rare and if you can make the repairs without replacing the bung, I would. You could replace the whole pan...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-11-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By James Rogers
Re: crankshaft timing gear

I wouldn't put any kind of direct heat on anything close to the babbitt. It will take way more than 100 degrees to get that gear off and I have melted babbitt with a cigarette lighter. Use what you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By James Rogers
Re: crankshaft timing gear

If you throw any more than 100 degrees to the gear to remove it, you will be going to a builder to have the mains done. The front main bearing is DIRECTLY behind the gear and very susceptible to any...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By James Rogers
Re: unusual head torque issue

The only time I found a head gasket (copper) that didn't compress after a heat cycle is when an old gasket was re-used. They don't compress because it is compressed as much as possible. Gaskets can...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By James Rogers
Re: unusual head torque issue

Did you install the head gasket? I will post a guess after you answer this.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-09-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Number two cylinder looks off...

Do a compression check and let us know what you find. Also, you can run it and check it with a vacuum gauge. That will tell you volumes about the condition of the engine. May be bad valves or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-08-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Carby to manifold bolts

Probably out of necessity. The bolt holes probably stripped and this is cheaper than heli-coils.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-21-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Oil Pump rebuild questions - How to?

I use a 9/16 tap to remove the bushings. I just tap into the top or bottom and drive both out from the opposite end. An old oil shaft can be used to drive the new bushing in. Be careful of the top...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-18-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Diaphragm Clutch

Richard, I believe the early 60's Chevy 6 cylinder cars with a 9" disk.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Model B distributor

The B cap has wires that plug in for later years but the early ones were like a Model A.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-10-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Really Funny Old Midas Video

You nalso realize, the muffler guy played on Dukes of Hazzard. I don't remember his name but he was Boss Hogg's deputy after Roscoe P Coaltrain.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-25-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By James Rogers
Re: V8 clutch and pressure plate

Actually if you haven't drilled the flywheel for the pressure plate, you can use whatever would be your preference. The only limitation would be to have to use a clutch disk that fits the splines on...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Front Motor Mount

There should be some space between the spring plate and the mount. The plate is only spring in case the motor bounces down against it. If you mount it with the mount solid against the plate, you...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-12-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Starter shim

The reason your starter is sticking is the shaft is slightly bent and the teeth on the flywheel are worn in one place. You would be smart to replace the starter and the next time the flywheel is...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 02-03-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 965
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Changing Timing and Crank Gear

Simple way to heat the gear. Lay the gear by the hole on the top of a 100 watt light bulb till it gets hot. It should go on easily with a little help from a hammer. Be aware, the key sticks out of...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-21-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By James Rogers
Engine Failures

Just want to put this out for consideration, all beware. In the recent weeks I have had 3 motors come in with leakage at the rear and once the pan was removed, the failure was clear. The babbitt was...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-11-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By James Rogers
Re: oil pressure gauge

Two alternate ways to hold the pump besides the special tool are to 1 have a helper to hold the pump with a phillips screwdriver in the hole where your gauge is connected till you have the pan up or...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 12-29-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By James Rogers
Re: identifying an H.C. head, How?

Stock heads from Ford have a tiny bump just above the water pump below the water outlet. Snyder heads have 2 bumps on the driver side with 5 small pin pricks in each. Brumfield heads are marked with...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-29-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,433
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Timing Gear Cover

I have a stack of timing covers. I would sell you one correct for your motor if you call me. 25$ plus shipping.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,378
Posted By James Rogers
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Timing on 31 Tudor

The timing pin boss is threaded from the factory.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Timing on 31 Tudor

If you don't have a timing pin, you can use a phillips screwdriver about the same size as the pin hole. In fact, it will probably work better. Your timing rod needs the steering column adjusted so it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,892
Posted By James Rogers
Re: K.R. Wilson tool

Would it not be as easy to just clamp the timing gear in the vise and remove the nut? That's how I do it.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,378
Posted By James Rogers
Re: So far, so good on mystery engine

I looked again and the marks are definitely wrong and, they will never line up at TDC. The piston should be down about 1" when the marks align and the valves are open on #1.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-09-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,470
Posted By James Rogers
Re: Knock Knock (again)

The lifters (tappets) should always rotate when the cam is turned. If they don't, the cam is ground incorrectly or worn out.
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